Their day in court has finally come. Today, nearly 5,000 families have been given the opportunity to convince the courts that their children's autism can be directly connected to a vaccination designed to ward off measles, mumps and rubella.
One child, Michelle Cedillo was vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella at 15 months old. Before that, her mother says that she was a happy baby, responsive and playful. A child with a normal life. Shortly after the vaccine, she wasn't the same. Today, as she was wheeled into the courtroom wearing a set of muting headphones, the entire courtroom was able to bear witness to the reality of her situation.
Her mother explained that this is the condition that the vaccine left her daughter in. Michelle not only suffers from autism, but also from inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma and epilepsy. Her bones are brittle. She is a fragile human being, moaning a few times during the court proceding. Her mother claims that this is a direct result of the vaccination she was administered as a child.
The claim is that the vaccination contains a preservative with a high mercury content known as thimerosal. Scientific studies have found no direct link between autism and the preservative.
Nearly 5,000 families appeared today for the hearing, all claiming the same thing, that their children were directly effected by the vaccinations. Can this many people be wrong?